Country Christmas Faire dates announced |

Country Christmas Faire dates announced

Part of the fun at the annual Country Christmas Fair held Thanksgiving weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, is seeing the talent showcased in the annual Gingerbread House competition.
Nevada County Fairgrounds |

Mark your calendar for the 29th annual Country Christmas Faire Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

The Country Christmas Faire features unique gifts and crafts from top artisans from across the state.

Exhibit buildings will be filled during the Thanksgiving weekend, giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping with quality, handmade holiday items, ornaments, jewelry, wooden crafts, soaps and lotions, hand-woven baskets, stained glass, candles, beadwork and dozens of other unique gifts.

Visitors will enjoy strolling live entertainment, festival foods, the Gingerbread House exhibit, errand elves and a community bonfire. Wagon rides around the fairgrounds will be offered, and Victorian singers, the bell ringing RiverBells and the Sierra Symphony quartet will perform throughout the event.

Santa will be available each day until an hour before the event closes, so bring your camera to capture that special photo with Santa.

Free babysitting will be offered in Tall Pines Building, so parents can drop off their children while they enjoy holiday shopping.

Additionally, Story Club, with free children’s story telling and free book giveaways, will be offered daily in the Tall Pines Building at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

On Dec. 1, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will partner with Grass Valley Elks for a canned food drive.

Bring a can of food from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and receive $1 off Sunday’s admission (one coupon per person). All food donated will help feed those in need in Nevada County. 

Admission is $4 for adults, and children 12 and younger are free. Parking is $5; however, faire-goers will receive one free admission for each paid parking pass.

The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

For information, visit or call 530-273-6217.

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